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Review of project Environmental Impact Assessment

Author: Baku Ceyhan Campaign, Published on: 1 October 2003

The Baku Ceyhan Campaign has, along with its partner groups, carried out a detailed study of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Turkish section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline. Astoundingly, it found 173 violations of international standards, including the World Bank's own lending policies. [refers to BTC Consortium, an 11-member coalition of oil companies led by BP, and including Unocal, ConocoPhillips, Delta Hess (joint venture of Amerada Hess & Delta Oil, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, Statoil, Turkish Petroleum, AGIP Azerbaijan (subsidiary of ENI), Itochu] [includes Appendix 6 - "Complaint under the OECD's Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises"] [Supplementary Appendix "Evaluation of compliance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline with the Equator Principles" refers to 4 banks arranging loans for the project: ABN Amro, Citigroup, Mizuho, Société Générale]

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Related companies: ABN Amro AGIP (part of Eni) BP Citigroup Delta Hess K&K Ltd (joint venture Amerada Hess & Delta Oil) Delta Oil Eni Hess Corporation Itochu Mizuho Bank (part of Mizuho Financial Group) Société Générale State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Turkish Petroleum (TPAO) Unocal (part of Chevron)